Facebook accounts are hacked 600,000 times daily during users’ log-in, the social networking site conceded this week.
The Internet powerhouse said that it records more than 1 billion log-ons each day, and that .06% of those log-ons are compromised.
The shocking lapse in security was first reported by UK-based computer security firm Sophos.
Facebook could not be reached late Friday, although a note that accompanied the startling statistic said, “At Facebook, we take the privacy and safety of the people who use our site very seriously.
“Using a combination of technological innovations...we’re working 24/7 to ensure everyone’s information is safe and secure.”
The scary scope of the security breach was conceded by Facebook on a hard-to-find graphic accompanying a note dilating on its newest efforts to combat Internet piracy.
The post, authored by “Facebook Security” is entitled, “National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Updates,” and can be found on the site.
Facebook shared the info while boasting how it “keeps spam at bay.” The website crowed that while 89.1% of all email is spam, less than 4% of the content on its pages can be considered as much.
On the graphic, Facebook also trumpeted the, “Less than 5% of Facebook users experience spam on any given day.”
Other cute facts to come to light from the graphic that accompanied the post from the Facebook security team:
- The average Facebook user has 130 friends.
- Users spent 700 billion minutes per month on the site.
- Facebook now counts 750 million active users worldwide.